Lander Vikram's hard landing has been confirmed by the US space agency NASA. Some photos have also been released by NASA. NASA is yet to know the location of the lander Vikram, but it will be tried again in October.
NASA has released some high resolution pictures of Chandrayaan-2's landing. Based on the photos, NASA says that Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram had a hard landing on the lunar surface. NASA's high resolution image has been captured through its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. Lander Vikram's hard landing took place on the moon's untouched surface on which India's ambitious project Chandrayaan-2 was to be landing.
The Vikram Lander module attempted to land on a flat surface, but this did not happen as expected. After this, on 7 September, Lander's connection with ISRO ended completely. According to the statement issued by NASA, 'Vikram Lander's hard landing occurred on the lunar surface, it is clear. It is not yet certain at which location the spacecraft landed. The photos have been taken from a distance of 150 km from the center.
There is still doubt about the location, Please tell that on September 7, the lander Vikram was supposed to land on the lunar surface. This was India's first attempt at a soft landing on the moon. According to the US Space Agency, the LRO passed from the landing site on September 17 and high resolution photos were taken from there. So far the LROC team could not ascertain the exact location of the image and the lander.
Crash landing took place at Red Spot
NASA has reported that Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram made a landing between Simpelius N and Manzinus C craters on the flat surface of the moon on 7 September. Unfortunately the landing was not successful and the location of the spacecraft was not announced. The photo above is taken from a camera mounted in NASA's orbiter. This photo shows the area of 150 km of the site.
Trying to take a picture of Lander Vikram in October
A statement issued by NASA said that LRO will once again attempt to approach the landing site. On 14 October, when the lighting conditions are favorable, another attempt will be made.
John Keller, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Resonance Orbiter Mission, said in an emailed response to PTI, "The time the photos of the landing area were taken there was a lot of blur. It is possible that Vikram Lander is not seen due to being in such a misty part. Lighting will improve in October and will try to take a picture of the lander again.